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Local Woman Wasn't Scared to Fight Breast Cancer

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Call it a party at work!  It's especially great if your boss is the reason you're partying.

And no doubt Pam Schaible has a reason to celebrate.  She is our new Buddy Check 12 success story.

Her friends and co-workers brought in pink cupcakes and balloons to salute Pam.

Pam, manager at Gretchen's Hallmark at the Town Center, watches Buddy Check 12 segments.  She had her yearly mammogram and doctors found a suspicious area.

Now she encourages everyone to do Buddy Check 12.

She says her cancer was early, Stage 1.  In fact, she says a bicycle accident was a bigger ordeal to her during the breast cancer treatments and appointments than the actual fight against her cancer.

Pam has a faithful husband and two children, Greg and Kelly. Kelly is a ROAR cheerleader for the Jags and Greg is dedicated to his military service.  Her husband, she says, has been by her side every step of the way.

Pam says from diagnosis to the end of radiation took only four months.  That's proof that early detection is a blessing.

And, ladies, early detection in most cases is right at your fingertips.  Do your self exam and get your annual mammogram beginning at age 40. 

Gretchen Hallmark stores plan to carry our Buddy Check 12 kits soon.  You can pick one up at any of their seven locations when they're stocked in a couple weeks.

You can also order a free Buddy Check 12 kit by calling our partner Baptist at 202-CARE.

If you can't afford a mammogram, call our M-Line at 1-877-969-6266.

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